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Sun, May 29



HALTalk with Andi Schmied: A High-rise Panorama of Manhattan

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HALTalk with Andi Schmied: A High-rise Panorama of Manhattan

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May 29, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT



About the Event

HALTalk events made possible by the Bethlen Gábor Foundation. 

All of us want to see Manhattan from above, but very few can do it from their own living room. While posing as an apartment-hunting Hungarian billionaire, artist and architect Andi Schmied accessed and documented Manhattan’s most exclusive high-rise properties. For the duration of the project, she inhabited a fictional persona: Gabriella, a mother of one whose husband is an antique dealer. Dressing as Gabriella and acting as Gabriella, she prepared for the family’s upcoming move to Manhattan.

As a result, she published the book titled Private Views: A High-Rise Panorama of Manhattan. During her talk, Andi will guide the audience through the penthouses of Billionaires’ Row, sunset from the Trump Tower, and dawn over Central Park from the private ballroom of the tallest residential tower on the planet, showcasing samples of the world’s most luxurious materials, such as the Calacatta Tucci marble used in bathrooms overlooking the Empire State Building.

Check out Andi's website HERE.

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